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Newbie question about headaches

Started this discussion. Last reply by alfazed Dec 8, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi,I am a recently Dxed T2 - this is my second post here at TuDiabetes, and I'm looking for a little guidance and/or reality check.  Thanks in advance!Over the last several weeks I have been bothered…Continue

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Questions about meter accuracy

Started this discussion. Last reply by alfazed Dec 1, 2012. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm a recently diagnosed T2 and I have a couple of "newbie" questions. (First for all - I hope this is the correct way to post a question... if not, please correct me!)Background: I've…Continue

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"Alfazed happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
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alfazed replied to alfazed's discussion 'Newbie question about headaches'
"Well, I am pretty sure it is a sinus headache/infection, since now I am running a low-grade fever also, so I;ll head back to the doctor Monday for some antibiotics also. Hopefully that will take care of the whole issue soon enough. Thanks for all…"
Dec 8, 2012
christy replied to alfazed's discussion 'Newbie question about headaches'
"Have you recently given up caffeine or have cut back on it? when I don't have diet soda (diet Pepsi) I get the WORST headaches, and NOTHING will get rid of them until I have some caffeine. I mean this is just a suggestion of a possible cause,…"
Dec 8, 2012
JohnG replied to alfazed's discussion 'Newbie question about headaches'
"This was my first hit on Google..... Less serious side effects of metformin may include: headache or muscle pain; weakness; or mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain. "
Dec 3, 2012
dandmanz replied to alfazed's discussion 'Newbie question about headaches'
"I'm having the same problem, type 1 though. I had a sinus infection that has been fixed but still headaches persist. i think in my case its coming from my neck and shoulders due to restless sleeping and fatigue, so off to the acupuncturist for…"
Dec 3, 2012
alfazed replied to alfazed's discussion 'Questions about meter accuracy'
"Thanks. I am mostly trying to understand how the factors that I have any control over are affecting my BG. I track all the nutrients in what I eat to a pretty fine level (for both weight loss and BG control), so I have a good handle on…"
Dec 1, 2012
alfazed replied to alfazed's discussion 'Questions about meter accuracy'
"Thanks for the tips - I think sometimes, because my hands tend to be cold in the morning, I squeeze too hard to get the blood out, and/or I have to stick myself multiple times to get anything. Being more rigorous abut making sure my hands are warm…"
Dec 1, 2012
alfazed replied to alfazed's discussion 'Questions about meter accuracy'
"Thanks, I appreciate all the information, and I can already tell that this site is a fantastic source of information and support."
Dec 1, 2012
Spock replied to alfazed's discussion 'Questions about meter accuracy'
"You are on the right track. I find that if I test twice (I use AcceChek) the readings are consistently about 20 points different. I rarely retest, unless I think something just cannot be possible. However, it usually is. I am more relaxed about the…"
Dec 1, 2012
JohnG replied to alfazed's discussion 'Questions about meter accuracy'
"Finger stick BG meters depend on the percentage HEMATOCRIT in the sample and when the sample is drawn into the strip it will very because blood contains several components that separate almost immediately when the sample is taken out of circulation…"
Dec 1, 2012
Sam replied to alfazed's discussion 'Questions about meter accuracy'
"I am convinced that different people find more consistent results with different strips due to their individual blood chemistries. I had very inconsistent and inaccurate readings with onetouch strips, but many members here swear by them. I've…"
Nov 30, 2012
alfazed replied to alfazed's discussion 'Newbie question about headaches'
"Thanks Zoe, Yeah, it's the duration that has me a little worried. I just emailed my doctor, and there's a chance I'll hear from her in the next few days. I just had my eye exam yesterday, and everything there is A-OK. I am usually…"
Nov 30, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to alfazed's discussion 'Questions about meter accuracy'
"First let me say that you appear to be on the right track with your diet and exercise. 25 pounds since September is a real achievement. Slow but steady weight loss is the goal. Meters may be off by as much as 20%. Unfortunately we have no choice but…"
Nov 30, 2012
Zoe replied to alfazed's discussion 'Newbie question about headaches'
"I'm a Type 1, but I see no reason why you should have a persistent headache, certainly with normal blood sugars. I'm pretty blase about medical symptoms in general, but anything persistent would concern me. I suggest getting it checked…"
Nov 30, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Date diagnosed
September 13, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.0, 9/7/2012
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At 4:36am on July 28, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Alfazed, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 8:55am on July 28, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ALFAZED!!
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At 2:00am on July 28, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Alfazed happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 4:52pm on November 8, 2012, alfazed said…

Thanks for the welcome, everyone. I have a slew of questions, and once I dig out from work a bit, I'll be posting them all here - I look forward to getting to know this space better,
Thanks!

At 4:42pm on November 4, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Alfazed!

At 2:54pm on November 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home alfazed...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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